The Simplest Salad - Tomatoes & Cantaloupe

This is a non-recipe recipe, in that it's a ridiculously simple 4 ingredients (not including the S&P). But, it's one of my favorite salads. It's a great light lunch or a simple side for dinner. Tomato and cantaloupe is a glorious combination, that I know you'll enjoy!

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I vividly remember the dinner party where I first had this combination of flavors. It was mid-summer in Abu Dhabi and about a thousand degrees outside, so we just hung out in people's houses and had dinner parties. I was over for dinner at a friend's house, and I'm sure they made a lovely main course, but all I remember was this salad and talking about how good it was. It was actually embarrassing how much I talked about the salad. 

The Simplest Salad - Tomatoes & Cantaloupe | This Healthy Table

I hope you enjoy this flavor combination as much as I do. I think it's really important to use a very ripe cantaloupe. Mildly ripe cantaloupe is just meh. The flavor and color are at their best when they're super ripe. 

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The Simplest Salad
This is a ridiculously simple 4-ingredient salad!
  • 1 cantaloupe, scooped with a melon baller
  • 15 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 leaves basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • salt & pepper
1. Combine the cantaloupe and cherry tomatoes in a bowl. 2. Drizzle with olive oil and top with salt and pepper. 3. Garnish with basil and serve immediately.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Makes 1 large serving

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